Caesar Family History

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Caesar Name Meaning

From the Latin family name of the first Roman emperor, Gaius Julius Caesar (100–44 bc), which gave rise to vocabulary words meaning ‘emperor’ or ‘ruler’ in German (Kaiser), Russian (tsar), Arabic (qay?sar), and other languages. As a modern family name it is probably most often a humanistic re-translation into Latin of German Kaiser, but it is also found as an Americanized form of Italian Cesare and French César and Césaire. It is also found as an English surname, derived either from a medieval personal name taken from the Latin or a nickname for someone who had played the part of the emperor Julius Caesar in a pageant.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Cesar, Cesare, Cisar, Casa, Ceasar, Clear, Cassaro, Cassar, Massar

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Caesar Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Caesar name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Caesar. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


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Caesar Family Origin

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Caesar Family Occupations

What did your Caesar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Caesar family was Farm Laborer. The most common Caesar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Caesar's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caesar.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm

  • Farm Laborer


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Caesar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Caesar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caesar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Caesar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Caesar. For the veterans among your Caesar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caesar Life Expectancy

What is the average Caesar lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Caesar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Caesar in 1954 was 68, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caesar ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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